1st Edition

Handbook of Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis and Therapeutic Approaches

Edited By Siegfried Kasper, Robert Hirschfeld Copyright 2005
    480 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    An expert summary of our current understanding of bipolar disorder, this reference examines existing theories, treatment regimens, and clinically relevant applications by world authorities in psychiatric research. Divided into four main sections, this guide delves into the diagnosis and epidemiology of bipolar disorder and progresses to discussions of patient care, emerging management approaches, and the underlying biology of the disease.

    Diagnosis and Epidemiology and Clinical Course . Conceptual History of Bipolar Disorder. Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Epidemiology of Bipolar Disorder.Re-Examining the Bipolar-Schizophrenia Dichotomy. Impact of Comorbidity in Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Spectrum. Bipolar Disorder in Children And Adolescents. Bipolar Disorder in Late Life. Clinical Course in Bipolar Disorder. Biology. Recent understanding of the Biology of Bipolar Disorder. Treatment in Typical Clinical Situations. Mania. Bipolar Depression. Mixed State. Rapid Cycling. Long-term Mood Stabilization. Schizaffective Disorder. Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children. Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Late Life. Treatment Approaches by Methodology Used. Lithium. Antiepileptics. Atypical Antipsychotics. Is There a Role for Typical Neuroleptics in Bipolar Disorder. Antidepressants. Combination Therapy in Bipolar Disorder. Expected Side Effect Profile of Medications and Their Management. Brain Stimulation. Psychotherapeutic Interventions. Towards an Integrated View: Algorithms in Bipolar Disorder


    Siegfried Kasper, Robert Hirschfeld

    "…a timely synthesis of the growing fund of knowledge about the phenomenology, neurobiology, and treatment of this multifaceted neuropsychiatric illness."
    -New England Journal of Medicine

    "…an incredible and thorough addition to the field of bipolar disorder literature. The multitude of experts who contributed to this book bolsters its position as a preferred resource for current information."
    -Doody's Reviews